MLB Postseason 2016: Indians and Blue Jays announce lineups for Game 4 of ALCS

CLEVELAND -- The American League Championship Series could come to an end Tuesday afternoon. The Cleveland Indians lead the best-of-seven series 3-0 and will have ace Corey Kluber on the mound in Game 4. He'll be on short rest, however.

The Toronto Blue Jays have had some serious problems scoring runs in the first three games of the ALCS. They've scored three runs total in the three games and are hitting .177/.233/.250 as a team. Yikes. Here are the starting lineups for the potential series ender.

Cleveland Indians

  1. DH Carlos Santana
  2. 2B Jason Kipnis
  3. SS Francisco Lindor
  4. 1B Mike Napoli
  5. 3B Jose Ramirez
  6. RF Lonnie Chisenhall
  7. LF Coco Crisp
  8. CF Tyler Naquin
  9. C Roberto Perez
    RHP Corey Kluber

Toronto Blue Jays

  1. RF Jose Bautista
  2. 3B Josh Donaldson
  3. 1B Edwin Encarnacion
  4. SS Troy Tulowitzki
  5. C Russell Martin
  6. DH Michael Saunders
  7. LF Ezequiel Carrera
  8. CF Kevin Pillar
  9. 2B Ryan Goins
    RHP Aaron Sanchez

The Indians are keeping things status quo. No lineup changes nor reason to expect them, really. Everyone is healthy and that lineup has worked.

As for the Blue Jays, there's only one minor lineup change: Carrera and Pillar have been flipped. That's it. Manager John Gibbons moved Bautista to leadoff in Game 3 -- he had been hitting cleanup -- and he's sticking with it. Can't say I blame him. Stack your best hitters at the top of the lineup and get them as many at-bats as possible.

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Mike Axisa joined CBS Sports in 2013. He has been a member of the BBWAA since 2015 and has previously written about both fantasy baseball and real life baseball for,,,... Full Bio

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